Traffic Fatalities Fall, Remain Above OECD Average

Write : 2015-07-27 09:25:25 Update : 2015-07-27 09:28:50

Traffic Fatalities Fall, Remain Above OECD Average

The number of traffic-related deaths fell below ten per 100-thousand for the first time in 40 years last year.
 
The Korean National Police Agency said in a report Sunday that the number of traffic fatalities stood at nine-point-four per 100-thousand last year, down from ten-point-one in 2013.
 
It was the first time the figure has dropped to a single digit since 1974.
 
However, the number is still higher than the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) average of six-point-five.
 
Of the roughly 47-hundred traffic fatalities last year, two in five were pedestrians.
 
Seventy percent of the accidents were caused by drivers who violated safe driving regulations. 

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